Good news for iPhone users in the European Union! Apple is expected to enable sideloading on iPhones in the EU by 2024, allowing users to download apps from outside the App Store.
This means that users will be able to download and install applications without using the App Store, enabling them to download games, and apps from other sources. The new feature could potentially save users money by bypassing the Apple Tax, which requires developers to share a percentage of their fees and in-app purchases with Apple.
However, it’s not clear how exactly this will work in practice, and there’s a possibility Apple will apply a similar technique it uses on Mac, which still requires developers to verify their software.
The new iOS 17.2 update could bring the necessary changes to enable Apple to flip the switch, despite the new EU law coming into action next year. At this time, it’s unlikely that Apple would ever want to willingly roll this out to other countries for a variety of reasons.
The iPhone 15 series is the latest from Apple, featuring new OLED displays, a dual camera setup, new colors, a USB Type-C port, and powerful A16 Bionic chip. The iPhone 15 Pro and Pro Max have the new A17 Pro chipset and 8GB of RAM, as well as a more refined design and camera setup.
This latest news means changes are coming for iPhone users in the EU, as they will soon have the option to install applications outside of the official App Store. Keep an eye out for more updates and announcements as this exciting feature becomes available in the coming years.